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Author: Susan R. Matthews
ISBN13: 978-1592220939
Title: Warring States: A Jurisdiction Novel
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Publisher: Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc.; 1st Ed edition (April 12, 2006)
Pages: 416

Warring States: A Jurisdiction Novel by Susan R. Matthews



Ships from and sold by jhsbooks2. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). It seems that Susan Matthews wanted to give readers some insight into how the Bench could change, and offer some hope of a brighter future after the grimness of the earlier books in this series. The problem is that in doing so, she took her narrative far afield from Andrej Koscuisko, the most interesting character. From the beginning, it's been his story, his complex psychology, his own "warring states" of honor and sadism which have been the primary appeal of the Jurisdiction books.

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The period between the death of a First Judge – the functional ruler of all Jurisdiction Space, first among nine Judges Presiding, with the power of veto and imposition against the majority rule – and the Selection of her successor is one of civil unrest and disturbance at the best of times. This is not the best of times

Warring States: A Jurisdiction Novel (2014). by Susan R. Matthews. Series: Under Jurisdiction (Book 6). Members. LibraryThing members' description.

The Ragnarok's legal status has been ambiguous since it shot its way out of Taisheki Station to escape a threat against the lives of its innocent crew. The Ragnarok's legal status has been ambiguous since it shot its way out of Taisheki Station to escape a threat against the lives of its innocent crew. Ship's Inquisitor Andrej Koscuisko hopes to take advantage of this period of chaos and unrest to see his bond-involuntary Security slaves somehow freed and sent to Gonebeyond space.

Warring States is the sixth book in the Jurisdiction series. The first half of this book was slow, I won’t lie. Lots of setup, lots of obscure politicking, and Andrej himself offstage a lot. But in the second half (around the time of a unfortunate explosion) things pick up, and the second half is really enjoyable. Andrej’s story is fairly straightforward and a bit bare. He has surreptitiously removed the mental Governors from his security teams’ brains, and has conspired to send them beyond Jurisdiction space. The political murder/mystery is a good bit more complicated, and the payoff is pretty good.

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Susan r. matthews series: Jurisdiction Universe. Chilleau Judiciary’s senior administrative officer has been murdered in the very heart of Chambers. A promising young surgeon, Andrej Koscuisko has come, with great reluctance, to study at a military orientation center adrift in black space. Against his will, he will train here to serve as a "Ship's Inquisitor" - a vocation that runs counter to his deepest moral convictions. A riveting novel of one man's courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, Prisoner of Conscience again showcases one of the most promising voices in contemporary science fiction. The Devil and Deep Space. Andrej Koscuisko, the Ragnarok’s Ship's Inquisitor, is going home on leave. Matthews (born July 1952) is an American science fiction writer. Matthews was born in Fort Benning, Georgia. She lives in Seattle. Her debut novel, An Exchange of Hostages, was published by Avon Books in 1997.

Book of Under Jurisdiction ). Trade Paperback. This volume includes series entries Hour of Judgment, The Devil and Deep Space, and Warring States. Fleet Renegade will be followed by the new Under Jurisdiction novel Blood Enemies. Hour of Judgment Burkhayden is a subject colony, leased by the Bench to a Dolgorukij familial corporation for economic exploitation. Warring States Chilleau Judiciary’s senior administrative officer has been murdered in the very heart of Chambers. Bench Intelligence Specialist Jils Ivers has been unable to ferret out the perpetrator, and that means she’s the Bench’s prime candidate for execution –- so that justice may be seen to have been done, whether or not she is guilty. Andrej Koscuisko means to take this opportunity to execute a daring theft.

The Ragnarok's legal status has been ambiguous since it shot its way out of Taisheki Station to escape a threat against the lives of its innocent crew. Ship's Inquisitor Andrej Koscuisko hopes to take advantage of this period of chaos and unrest to see his bond-involuntary Security slaves somehow freed and sent to Gonebeyond space. The personal conflict he is experiencing has surprised and distressed him, and yet he cannot afford to let his private agonies interfere with his purpose. But an incident that happened years ago in a dark cold street in Port Rudistal - the site of the Domitt Prison - has bound Koscuisko to a man who, all unknowingly, holds the key to a murder that's changed the course of history. More alone than he has ever been in his life, Andrej must face the deadliest threat he has ever encountered - the unknown enemy who murdered the First Secretary at Chilleau Judiciary, and set all of Jurisdiction Space into anarchy and horror.
Reviews: 7
Akelevar
Andrej Kosciusko has had enough. As a Ship's Inquisitor, he interrogates prisoners to get to the truth. He causes pain, lots of pain, and sometimes death, and he likes it. He also hates that he likes it. This has led to a series of incidents in earlier books of this series such as the death of his Ship's Captain and of the First Secretary of the Judiciary that he works for. Now, he is in the process of releasing his Security bond-involuntaries and withdrawing from the Judiciary altogether; if caught he'll be put to death. In collaboration with a Malcontent "cousin" he sets a plan into motion to release his bonded personnel and convince the Bench Specialists investing the First Secretary's death that he didn't do it, unless it turns out that one of them did it.

Matthews has continued her mastery the Judiciary universe series very nicely (this is book 6 in the series). A good tense mystery story as the hunt for a killer (or killers) goes on and a bit of an adventure story as Kosciusko attempts to release his bonded Security team. No doubt there is more to come and I look forward to the next book.
Ttexav
It seems that Susan Matthews wanted to give readers some insight into how the Bench could change, and offer some hope of a brighter future after the grimness of the earlier books in this series. The problem is that in doing so, she took her narrative far afield from Andrej Koscuisko, the most interesting character. From the beginning, it's been his story, his complex psychology, his own "warring states" of honor and sadism which have been the primary appeal of the Jurisdiction books. The Bench Specialists, on whom many pages are spent in this book, aren't nearly as interesting.

The best part about this book is that it resolves Koscuisko's several dilemmas about his duties, his relationships, and his desires -- although it does so in far too few words.

I really, really wanted to like this book, but it was very slow going. I would, however, be willing to pick up another Koscuisko story and focused on him.
SING
The Jurisdiction universe is one of the most fascinating ever created. This particular volume of it is as much murder mystery as science fiction - although I should warn you that the actual murder was in the previous volume in the series. You will definitely want to have read, at the very least, "The Devil and Deep Space" before reading this one, so order them both if you haven't read that one. Once you've read these two, you will be absolutely hooked and have to go back to the beginning, I promise. Because you'll want to know more - what was it that happened at Dommitt Prison? Who was Joslire, and what's the deal with the knives?

A review can't begin to convey the depth of complexity of this series, the details of the universe that Matthews has imagined. One senses that there are more stories on every single world, or for every single character. The Bench agents, for example - Jils Ivers and Karol Aphon Vogel - I'd like to know what else they've done. (Incidentally, if you play fast and loose with translations, Karol Aphon Vogel would come out as approximately "Silent Songbird." Isn't that interesting?)

Apart from bombs blowing things up, there's not as much violence in this volume as in previous volumes of the series; Andrej has indeed given up torture, and at the end of the book, we seem to be headed in a direction that will take him even further away from that. So, if you were reading this series because you were looking for the S-M overtones of the earlier volumes, this one might be a disappointment to you. But if you were reading it for plotting and for delving into character motivations, then this one is the best yet. We get a LOT more detail on Emandisan, Joslire's home world, and its culture, which is interesting enough to keep you reading until it's almost time to wake up the next day. (At least, that's what *I* did. Maybe you have more willpower.)

For those who are new to the series, some of the above may sound cryptic. As I said, it's a series where it's best to read all of it, and at the very least, read the previous volume before this one. This volume is not totally incomprehensible without that, but you would have a lot of unanswered questions in between the more satisfactory bits of plot and dialogue.

I've always figured that the Dolgorukij Combine was vaguely Polish. When we meet Padrake, another Bench agent, we get hints of a world or system that must have been founded by the Irish. In general, there's not much clue here at all as to how far from Earth we are, either in distance or in time - no Earth years are referred to, and certainly Earth is not anything important in the Jurisdiction area. But the hints of Irishness, added to other worlds with vaguely national characteristics, makes me want to know more about what other individual cultures are out there in the Jurisdiction, and in the area Beyond. I can't wait for the next volume!